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Today was the day I packed up my backpack and headed to my last Krabi tour called the Phi Phi island tour. This time rather than returning back to Railey Beach, I would be left on Phi Phi to catch the ferry to Phuket where I have a flight tomorrow morning to Chiang Mai. The […]

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Today after a kayak ride to Tonsai Bay for lunch, I decided to book a Sunset tour which included a boat ride to a couple different close islands and snorkeling some reefs. I was transported via longtail to a larger boat which contained about a dozen other various tourists eager to get their Sunset on. […]

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…you take your shoes OFF to enter -but- I should label this post, “Oh, Ladyboy”. Well, after checking my nightly email at the rooftop reggae bar called the Last Bar – named appropriately because it’s the last bar off the beachside walk in East Railey – and after a couple “big Changs” I decided to head […]

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Today I woke up early to take a kayak tour. A long tail and bus ride later, I was on the water. I was paired up with a single rider, a nice German lady who happened to be the only other Vegetarian in the group.  So, we laughed that we were on the “meat free” […]

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A quick breakfast and off to Railey Beach I go.  It’s a funky area just around the corner from Ao Nang and the only way to get there is via long tailed boat.  During the day it is swarming with tourists, but at night it calms down a bit more and was the isolated retreat […]

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My ferry was at 9:30am and I couldn’t get out of that bungalow fast enough. It was quite an experience to say the least. I turned my motor scooter in to the rental agency and strolled to the dock. The ferry ride to Surat Thani was smooth and uneventful.  It was the first real A/C […]

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Today I decided that I needed to be adventurous and try a new bungalow down the beach.  After packing up and checking out by 10am I wondered over and booked a bungalow for the night.  I must have been romanticizing the meager accommodations, because after paying the rate I realized what a utter dump this place was. […]

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When I first arrived to Koh Tao, I was not impressed and missed my open middle island paradise.  This island felt more cramped. But, once fate directed me to my sunset point I really realized the meaning of the “Land of Smiles” that Thailand is famous for.  The locals operating my new bungalow were all […]

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Today was my last day on Koh Phangan. I will be leaving with a smile on my face knowing that this island will always live in my heart as a special place. Pure paradise. After checkout, I hung by the pool using the WiFi before my taxi took me to the ferry where I was […]

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Today was my last day on Koh Phangan. I hit the reef near Koh Mah and if my GoPro battery was not dead I would have amazing reef pics to show. But no matter, it was pretty cool. After a decent breakfast I headed as far as the northern roads would take me. I followed […]

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Today I cruised south to the beach location of the infamous full moon party, Haad Rin, which is supposedly the biggest party on the planet. This month the full moon is on the 27th, so I need to settle on the half moon party in the jungle which is this Friday. I learned that a […]

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Just me and my trusty little scooter today. A morning swim and a late breakfast/early lunch at a place called Mama Pooh’s Kitchen. I originally noticed this place on the first day scooter taxi ride to the bungalow I ended up at. The sign said, “Cheap price & very tasty”.  Sounds good to me. I […]

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Hello Koh Phangan! This place is everything i expected and way way more. For the first time in my life I have found a place that I resonate with, a place I feel more at home then any other place I have traveled in the world.  I know its only been a couple days, but […]

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I had been trying to determine the best mode of getting down to the south beaches. Train, bus or plane? Each had it’s pros…and cons.  The bus option leaves at 7:30pm and takes 12 hours to the ferry and then another 4hours on the ferry.  Ugh. The train offers a sleeper car and basically had […]

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Apparently Bangkok does not sleep either. I think it was 5am when my taxi dropped me off. Even though the bars are “supposed” to close by 1am – they just use it as a suggestion. In fact, I still have yet to see a police presence cracking down on, well, anything. I have a feeling […]

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